In pictures: 3D printing and healthcare

How 3D printing is transforming the world of medicine.

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3D-printed skull For example, a woman in Holland was given a 3D-printed skull to resolve a condition that caused her skull to grow thicker, which put pressure on the brain and resulted in loss of vision and impaired motor skills. The procedure is believed to be the first of its kind, and the surgeons behind it consider 3D printing a much safer and more effective solution than the cement or bone implants used for cranial procedures in the past.

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